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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Factors Besides Oral Hygiene that Influence Your Risk for Tooth Decay
...If you're taking medications that cause dry mouth, see if your doctor can prescribe a different one or try using products that stimulate saliva...

Chronic Dry Mouth Could be Increasing Your Risk of Dental Disease
... That’s the case for millions of people in America who have a chronic condition called xerostomia or “dry mouth...

Treating Dry Mouth is Important for Maintaining Good Oral Health
...So when saliva flow is chronically diminished, it’s more serious than the uncomfortable feeling of “dry mouth” — it can have a detrimental effect on your overall health...

Don't Let Smoking Increase Your Chances of Implant Failure
...Besides burning and thickening the surface skin cells inside the mouth, inhaled smoke can also damage salivary glands and lead to dry mouth...

Keep an Eye on Your Teeth and Gum Health During Cancer Treatment
...This could create a situation where the mouth no longer produces adequate saliva flow, leading to a condition called xerostomia or dry mouth...

Preventing Dental Disease Starts with Assessing Your Unique Risk
...The primary factors can be represented by the acronym BAD: Bad bacteria, particular strains that produce acid, which at high levels erode enamel and expose the teeth to infection; Absence of saliva, or “dry mouth,” an insufficient flow of saliva that can’t effectively neutralize acid and restore mineral content to enamel; and Dietary habits too heavy in sugar or acid, which can result in bacterial growth and enamel erosion...

That Scalded Feeling Isn't in Your Head - It Could Be Burning Mouth Syndrome
...Other treatment options include: Alleviating dry mouth symptoms by changing medications (as your doctor advises), drinking more water and using saliva-boosting products; Quitting smoking and reducing your consumption of alcohol, coffee and spicy foods; Chronicling your diet to look for connections between individual foods and BMS flare-ups—you may need to restrict these in your diet...

Bad Breath (halitosis)
...Dry mouth or xerostomia may also cause bad breath due to decreased salivary flow...

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